Bridge Capital Securities Co. Ltd. of Japan in alliance for AlphaEngine

Plano, Texas and Tokyo, Japan – 12 March 2007

Mcube Investment Technologies, LLC and Mcube, Japan jointly announced that Bridge Capital has entered into an alliance for Mcube’s AlphaEngine®. Bridge Capital Securities Co. Ltd., is a securities investment firm focused on providing investment solutions to asset management organizations and institutional investors.

AlphaEngine® is a web-based software that helps make all portfolio decisions using a transparent and intuitive, rule-based approach. It allows asset managers, pension funds, investment bank research groups, or fund-of-funds to evaluate a broad range of investment strategies for any asset class, currency portfolio or groups of external managers and use these strategies to guide ongoing portfolio decisions. It can be easily customized to analyse a specific portfolio structure, benchmarks and policy constraints. The net impact to most funds is higher returns, better governance through transparency in decision making, effective risk management, and cost savings. For resource constrained clients, Mcube offers support to help analyze and implement innovative solutions.

Commenting on the decision, Mr. Takashi Yabuuchi, CEO and Founder of Bridge Capital stated, "I have known the two primary principals of Mcube (Muralidhar-san and Arikawa-san) both as colleague and client respectively, and was immediately impressed by the amazing and flexible technology they have developed to help investors. Given my interaction with fund managers and pension clients, the technology could help generate unique or competitive strategies or serve as a risk management product for both fund managers and investors. It is therefore a great
honor for me to have a partnership with Mcube to expand and develop opportunities in both industries in Japan.

Mr. Masakazu Arikawa, President and Resident Director of Mcube Japan said, “We are honored to work Yabuuchi-san to help him develop his business which can leverage the AlphaEngine® capabilities. Yabuuchi-san has had extensive interactions with pension funds and other investors that we have targeted and immediately felt that he could help his clients and us through this alliance. We feel that similarly we can assist him in developing his innovative business.”

Mcube Investment Technologies LLC, a U.S. company headquartered in Plano, Texas with offices in Japan, India and Europe, is a leading provider of investment solutions, both technology and advisory services for institutional investors. It services a global client base with clients located in Canada, Europe, Japan, the Middle East and the United States.

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